Max Loebman Guitar Teacher
Max Loebman is a Chicago-based singer/songwriter and guitarist who has refined his chops over the past decade in the city’s broad Rock community. Playing in bands Yoko and the Oh No’s, Max and the Mild Ones, and currently ROOKIE, he’s had the opportunity to tour and open for nationally acclaimed acts such as Twin Peaks, Cheap Trick, The Growlers, JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, and many more.
Though Max is most likely to be found noodling on a guitar, he can also find his way around the piano and bass. Max got his start in an immersive setting similar to that of School of Rock, and places high value on learning through group performance.
David Robison Assistant General Manager, Drum Teacher
David Robison is 37 years old and has taught hundreds of students in the Chicago area since 2001! He has toured the world playing his own original music with Chicago metal-giants ALAYA (Basick Records) and as a member of the New York based prog-rock group DAMIERA (Equal Vision Records). David's lessons have become widely known for being tailored to each individual student, from the youngest beginners to award winning DCI snare drummers and touring professional musicians. Every single lesson will take your abilities to the next level!
Evan Farley Keyboard Teacher, Songwriting Instructor
Evan Farley is a musician and media composer currently living in Chicago. His love for music started when he was 10 years old when he finally convinced his parents to let him take piano lessons. Two years later he picked up the saxophone and from that point onward, he knew that he wanted to pursue a career in music.
Evan currently holds two composition degrees, a Bachelors in Music from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and a Masters of Fine Arts from Columbia College Chicago, which he completed in 2018. Evan is a huge fan of rock music which led him to pick up and self-teach himself electric bass at the age of 21. When he's not teaching at School of Rock, you can find him jamming out at home or writing music for various electronic media projects.
Paul Perrilles Drum Teacher
Paul Perrilles is a professional musician based in Chicago, IL. Paul found his passion for drums at a very young age and began learning songs by ear. The drums have been his family for 3 generations, and he picked up the drumsticks just like his father and grandfather did before him.
Using his sticks and his imagination, Paul is able to blend together a variety of musical genres to fit into any style he is playing in the moment. He has extensive performance experience playing several genres from rock, jazz, folk, funk, and R&B. Paul was the founding drummer of The Way Down Wanderers, a popular folk band from Illinois, and is featured on their first EP “Path To Follow”. He has played with various artists from across the country: Lenard Simpson, Adam Larson, Reggie Thomas, Foster and The Fellowship, and Disconnect Reconnect, to name a few. Paul has also toured several states in the Midwest including Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana.
Paul is a recent graduate of Northern Illinois University where he studied music performance with a jazz emphasis. During his time at NIU, he took private lessons in both drum set and percussion, studied music theory and music history, and worked as the worship band director at the First United Methodist Church.
Over the past 6 years, Paul has been an active private drum instructor for students of all ages and skill levels. His teaching philosophy is this: anyone is capable of becoming a musician! Even if you have no prior performance experience, or have never picked up an instrument, all you need is your curiosity to begin taking lessons.
Manuel Miller Guitar Teacher
Manuel Miller is a guitarist/vocalist born and raised in Chicago that has performed in multiple original and cover bands over the course of the past decade, playing shows at places like Double Door, Lincoln Hall, Bottom Lounge, and House of Blues, and touring the midwest. He started learning guitar at the age of 13, alongside learning saxophone as part of his education and dabbling in other instruments, like keyboards, bass, and any other instrument lying around with strings on it. While mostly focused on performing rock and indie music, Manuel has experience playing many genres of music, including soul, funk, and jazz, winning the Berklee College of Music's Judge's Choice Award in 2011. He has also recorded with Sean O'Keefe and himself has recorded and mixed original music. Currently, he leads a cover band and an original project called j a b o b o.
Abby Lag Guitar Teacher
Abby Lag (They/Them) is a musician who combines their passion for learning about the world and performing with the end-goal of connecting to others. They are originally from Chicago, IL, having graduated with a Songwriting degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Their primary instrument is voice, but they are also able to teach bass, guitar, and piano. Though Alternative Rock is their main genre, they also write in genres such as pop, singer-songwriter, and Rock. They are experienced in production with Ableton Live from producing their own demos and are currently working in the studio on a debut album. Outside of music, Abby enjoys meditation, cycling, and cooking.